Mark Williams (born 22 August 1959) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and presenter. He is best known as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show The Fast Show, as well as his role as Olaf Peterson in Red Dwarf and for his role as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films. Most recently he has appeared as the titular character in the BBC series Father Brown. Enjoy Mark Williams’s best quotes below.
“I’m stunned that people keep asking me to play characters I didn’t expect to play.”
“Being asked to play one of the butlers is like being picked to play for England. All you have to do is think of the great butlers from the past – Terry-Thomas in ‘How To Murder Your Wife,’ John Gielgud in ‘Arthur’ and Denholm Elliott in ‘Trading Places.’”
“I’ve never done stand-up; I came via small-scale touring theatre, through the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, then I got employed on that as an actor who had a humorous sensibility.”